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As an AHS undeclared student, you'll explore our five undergraduate programs
When applying to AHS as an undeclared student, you intend to explore the educational opportunities offered within the college’s five undergraduate programs. If an AHS program isn’t right for you, you’ll have the resources and tools to select the UIC degree program that is. Ultimately, your mission is to transition into a major that aligns with your interests, goals and dreams.
AHS undeclared students are encouraged to:
- Lead with curiosity, optimism and openness
- Self-reflect; learn about yourself and discover your interests
- Explore majors
- Think critically about the future
- Participate in opportunities that help formulate academic goals
Our academic advisors are here to help you succeed.
AHS undeclared students should be working right from the start with their academic advisor to identify degree programs, fulfill prerequisites and establish timelines. You may schedule appointments as often as you like via the iAdvise system.
The goal is to have you actively explore and declare a major within the first year of enrollment in AHS.
If you feel a little lost, don’t worry, at the start of the fall and spring semesters, you will receive an email with a number of resources and events taking place for you to explore majors.
Declaring a major
Applying to an AHS major does not guarantee entry. Work with your academic advisor to develop an alternate academic plan if you’re not admitted to your first-choice degree program.
- Transfer students admitted to AHS as undeclared students: You must declare a major by the end of the second enrolled semester.
- First-year students admitted to AHS as undeclared students: You must declare a major by the end the fourth semester enrolled or upon completion of 60 hours, whichever comes first.
Our undergraduate programs
AHS 100: First year seminar
Introduction to the academic and personal resources available at AHS and UIC
Guide to our undergraduate majors
Descriptions of each major followed by course recommendations to help you gauge your level of interest in a particular major
One of the best ways to explore a major is through experience. At UIC, we offer multiple clubs that correlate with our majors and individual pre-health goals as well!
What to do with a major
Are you curious about typical careers for a given major? Use the websites below to explore! While UIC may not have the exact major listed on the website, we likely have a closely related major.
AHS major videos
AHS undergraduate information sessions
not sure what major is the best fit for you? Learn about the five AHS undergraduate degree programs including courses, core elements and career paths
Meet the Minor in Life sciences visualization
Translate science into visible form using artistic knowledge and skills with a minor in life science visualization
Meet the DHD major
Learn about the BS in Disability and Human Development including scholarship and research opportunities
Explore different careers with College Board’s BigFuture, a free interactive tool to assist you in your major exploration process
My Next Move
My Next Move is an interactive tool to help you figure out what careers match your interests and personality
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